While generative artificial intelligence and large language models could transform Navy operations, the service’s top technology official is warning that they also could create operational security risks and would require human review.
Leo Garciga, the Army’s new chief information officer, said accelerating systems move to the cloud, improving the use of DevSecOps and managing and using data better are among his top priorities.
Andre Mendes, the chief information officer at the Department of Commerce, was one of several agency technology executives pushing for more consistency around cyber metrics under the FITARA scorecard.
John Tenaglia, the director defense contracting and pricing at the Defense Department, said House and Senate armed services committee lawmakers asked for feedback on about 40 different potential acquisition provisions in the 2024 defense bill.
Alex Whitaker, the director of government affairs for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, said pushing for broader adoption of the .gov domain and harmonization of federal cyber regulations.
Alan Thompson, the CIO, and Justin Black, the CTO, of the House of Representatives were among the federal IT executives leaving their positions over the summer.
More than two dozen agencies have posted their artificial intelligence use case inventories as required by an executive order and by law.
Jimmy Hall Jr., the State Bureau of Intelligence and Research’s chief information officer and director of the Technology and Innovation Office, said he will release a top secret cloud strategy to improve the agility, security and capabilities for the department.
Thomas Brandt, the chief risk officer at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, said the upcoming Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management summit and survey will provide the latest snapshot on how agencies are doing in managing and mitigating risks.
Lily Zeleke, the deputy chief information officer for the information enterprise at DoD, said the move to the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability is as much about taking advantage of enterprise services as it is about not breaking mission outcomes.
Venice Goodwine replaces Lauren Knausenberger, who departed in June, as the Air Force chief information officer.
Melissa Vice, the director of the Department of Defense’s Vulnerability Disclosure Program, said the 12-month voluntary pilot with defense contractors found vendors faces similar challenges as the department in securing their networks.
Mangala Kuppa, the director of business application services in Labor’s CIO’s office, said the agency hopes to continue to develop the portal using chatbots and other technologies to better serve citizens.
Gary Washington, the chief information officer at the Agriculture Department, said within its multi-cloud environment, they are constantly looking to maximize its value, improve customer experience and continue to be flexible with business needs.